Japan inspects cryptocurrency exchanges

by VTV411 February 2018 Last updated at 06:26 AM

(Photo: VNA)
(Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - From February 10th, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) will launch on-site checks of several cryptocurrency exchange operators potentially vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

This decision was made after a Tokyo-based operator, Coincheck Inc had 533 million USD in cryptocurrency stolen by hackers.

Kyodo news agency said, in the coming months, FSA will widen inspection to all cryptocurrency exchange operators in the country. According to the cryptocurrency website jpbitcoin.com, Japan is currently one of the largest cryptocurrency markets in the world, with 16 licensed operators and 16 awaiting to be licensed.

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